REL 253: Study Guide 18
What theme is a palpable emphasis in Lk (with Lk 15.11–32 as just one example) that goes beyond what the other gospels do with it?
Lk's vision of salvation? Any different from the other gospels'? How about its
stance toward the legal tradition of the Mosaic & Davidic faith?
Understanding Lk 15.11–32 requires understanding its context (remember: hermeneutical circle?). NB the preceding parables.
Read the whole chapter & compare the 3 parables (or are there more than 3?). List (i.e., write down) the similarities & differences, esp. in terms of form criticism and literary criticism). What would you say is the central theme (concept or word) of Lk 15 as a whole?